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The Shadow of the Galilean

Hardback|Oct 2001
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Combining New Testament study with the terseness of thriller writing, Gerd Theissen conveys the gospel story in the fresh and imaginative prose of a novel. The story is told by Andreas, an imaginary contemporary of Jesus, who is trapped into...


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Combining New Testament study with the terseness of thriller writing, Gerd Theissen conveys the gospel story in the fresh and imaginative prose of a novel. The story is told by Andreas, an imaginary contemporary of Jesus, who is trapped into becoming an informer for Pilate while trying to help a friend, who emerges as the Barabbas of the passion narratives. In this role as double agent, Andreas meets and talks to a wide variety of Jesus' contemporaries, during which we learn a great deal about Palestinian life and politics, as well as what Jesus (the Galilean of the title) might have been like and how he might have behaved.;This is a story for our times, or how the gospels might have turned out if they had been written by John Le Carre or Frederick Forsyth* racy, readable, and full of nerve-tingling incident.
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* An updated edition with a new cover * Includes a new afterword from the author * Includes a map of Palestine in the time of Jesus and an appendix on the most important sources on Jesus and his times
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 195883
  • Product Code 0334028523
  • EAN 9780334028529
  • Pages 256
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category Christ
  • Publisher Scm Press
  • Publication Date Oct 2001
  • Dimensions 140 x 216 x 301mm
  • Weight 0.013kg

Gerd Theissen

Gerd Theissen is Professor of New Testament at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. His books include "The Religion of the Earliest Churches" and "The Shadow of the Galilean: The Quest of the Historical Jesus in Narrative Form".

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